Bonsai Lifeline

Questions and answers relating to the art of bonsai growing.
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16 Is my soil mix correct? 1062
17 How do I use lime sulphur? 1111
18 How should I treat a split branch? 750
19 Is a Japanese pot necessary? 705
20 Frequency of repotting 805
21 Necessary elements and conditions 702
22 How long does it take to start a bonsai? 771
23 Starting off a tree 727
24 Are my trees overpotted? 769
25 Oleum use side effects 981
26 White deposits on unglazed pots 687
27 Winter shelters, are they necessary? 958
28 Remedies for trees in too much shade 718
29 Growth spurt after removing wire 694

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Random Bonsai Tip

If surface roots are unequally spread around the trunk or if they are lacking completely you can drill holes and insert match sticks or make deep scars around the base of the trunk on the side where the roots are needed below soil level. Apply hormone powder and sphagnum moss; cover with plastic and keep moist. Leave for 6 months to 1 year for the roots to develop.